Events & Webinars

August 26, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)

August APEX Webinar - Optimizing Efficiency with Large Datasets

Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Central)

Registration is now open for the Pinnacle APEX Webinar, Optimizing Efficiency with Large Datasets.

As datasets become larger, actuaries need better tools to process and manipulate growing volumes of insurance company data to avoid issues with storage requirements, speed and execution time. Pinnacle Consulting Actuary Christina Negley and Associate Actuary Joey Sveda will discuss techniques they use to improve space utilization and performance efficiency in programming environments like SAS and R.

We encourage interaction with our presenters; please feel free to submit questions before the webinar to We will address them during the presentation as time allows. You will also have the ability to submit questions in real time during the session.

This webinar may qualify for up to one hour of continuing education.


Christina L. Negley, FCAS, MAAA is a consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources in the Bloomington, Illinois, office. She holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Illinois State University and bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. She began work in the property/casualty insurance industry in 2014. Christina has experience in assignments involving loss reserving, funding studies, loss cost projections, and captive feasibility studies. She has provided support for loss reserve analyses for commercial insurers and self-insured groups (including governmental entities) in general liability, workers’ compensation, auto liability, auto physical damage and medical professional liability coverage. She has also participated in research and analyses involving medical professional liability programs and predictive modeling for personal lines insurance.

Joseph A. Sveda, ACAS, MAAA, is an associate actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources in the Bloomington, Illinois, office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science and risk management and insurance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has been in the property/casualty insurance industry since 2018. Joey has experience in assignments involving predictive analytics, commercial and personal lines pricing plans, actuarial studies for captives involving loss reserving and commercial lines ratemaking.

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources offers webinars to provide relevant, thought-provoking and practical ideas and information on current issues in the insurance and financial services industries. Pinnacle's monthly APEX webinars are typically available on the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. ET free of charge. Participants may submit questions electronically during the sessions.

About Pinnacle
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. is an independent actuarial and management consulting firm that’s large enough to provide a wealth of expertise and world-class solutions—yet small enough to be flexible, timely and cost-effective. Owned by our professional staff, Pinnacle ranks among the largest property-casualty actuarial firms in North America. Our Commitment Beyond Numbers philosophy is built on four foundational pillars, empathetic customer service, superior communication, expertise and better business decisions, that guide us to find the right solutions for our clients.


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